IMDb > His Kind of Woman (1951)
His Kind of Woman
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

His Kind of Woman (1951) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 5 | slideshow) Videos
His Kind of Woman -- Robert Mitchum, Jane Russel and Raymond Burr star in a film noir about a mobster in need of an new identity, the man so desperate for cash that he is willing to sell his name, and the gold-digging beauty determined to land a rich husband.


User Rating:
7.1/10   2,671 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 3% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Frank Fenton (written by) and
Jack Leonard (written by)
View company contact information for His Kind of Woman on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
29 August 1951 (USA) See more »
They were two of a kind ! ...and bound to meet, but neither of them knew what such a meeting would mean!
A deported gangster's plan to re-enter the USA involves skulduggery at a Mexican resort, and gambler Dan Milner is caught in the middle. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
What Plans They Have For Robert Mitchum See more (62 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Mitchum ... Dan Milner

Jane Russell ... Lenore Brent

Vincent Price ... Mark Cardigan

Tim Holt ... Bill Lusk

Charles McGraw ... Thompson / Narrator
Marjorie Reynolds ... Helen Cardigan

Raymond Burr ... Nick Ferraro
Leslie Banning ... Jennie Stone (as Leslye Banning)

Jim Backus ... Myron Winton
Philip Van Zandt ... Jose Morro
John Mylong ... Martin Krafft
Carleton G. Young ... Gerald Hobson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Card Player (uncredited)
Tol Avery ... Fat Hoodlum (uncredited)
Sam Balter ... Radio Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited)
Howard Batt ... Pilot (uncredited)
Richard Bergren ... Milton Stone (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Lodge Bartender (uncredited)
Mary Brewer ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Peter Brocco ... Thompson's First Henchman (uncredited)
Barry Brooks ... Card Player (uncredited)
James Burke ... Barkeeper in Nogales (uncredited)
Gwen Caldwell ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)

Anthony Caruso ... Tony (uncredited)
Robert Cornthwaite ... Hernandez (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
John Daheim ... Seaman (uncredited)
Jim Davies ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Daniel De Laurentis ... Mexican Boy in Nogales (uncredited)
King Donovan ... Reporter (uncredited)
Marietta Elliott ... Redhead (uncredited)
Paul Fierro ... Charles (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Joel Fluellen ... Sam (uncredited)
George Ford ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Corley (uncredited)
Barbara Freking ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Gerry Ganzer ... Countess (uncredited)
Ralph Gomez ... Mexican Foreman (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Seaman (uncredited)
Joseph Granby ... Arnold (uncredited)
Henry Guttman ... Man (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Seaman / Henchman (uncredited)
Stacy Harris ... Harry (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Customer (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Charles Horvath ... Seaman (uncredited)
Don House ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Jerry James ... Policeman (uncredited)
Geraldine Jordan ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
William Justine ... Gyppo (uncredited)

Al Kikume ... Island Policeman (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Thompson's Henchman #2 (uncredited)
Joyce Mackenzie ... Lady Gwendolyn in Film (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Lt. Rodriguez (uncredited)
Al Murphy ... Seaman / Henchman (uncredited)
Billy Nelson ... Ship's Captain (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Seaman (uncredited)
Edwin Rand ... Policeman (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Card Player (uncredited)
Bob Rose ... Corley's Servant (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Guitarist (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Hoodlum (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... Gunman (uncredited)

Mamie Van Doren ... Lodge Guest at Bar (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Seaman (uncredited)
Ernö Verebes ... Esteban - Morro Servant (uncredited)

Dan White ... Tex Kearns (uncredited)
Joy Windsor ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe ... Seaman (uncredited)
Sally Yarnell ... Pianist (uncredited)
Maria Sen Young ... Swaying Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
John Farrow 
Richard Fleischer (uncredited)
Writing credits
Frank Fenton (written by) and
Jack Leonard (written by)

Gerald Drayson Adams  story (uncredited)
Earl Felton  uncredited
Richard Fleischer  uncredited
Howard Hughes  uncredited

Produced by
John Farrow .... producer
Robert Sparks .... producer
Robert Fellows .... producer (uncredited)
Howard Hughes .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Leigh Harline 
Cinematography by
Harry J. Wild (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Frederic Knudtson 
Eda Warren 
Production Design by
J. McMillan Johnson 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Set Decoration by
Ross Dowd (set decorations)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Baur .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sam Ruman .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Clem Portman .... sound
John E. Tribby .... sound (as John Tribby)
John Daheim .... stunts (uncredited)
Sol Gorss .... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Horvath .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Terrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Howard Greer .... gowns: Miss Russell
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Other crew
Howard Hughes .... presenter
Boyd Cabeen .... stand-in (uncredited)
Carmen Cabeen .... stand-in: Jane Russell (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
120 min | West Germany:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1951) | Sweden:(Banned) (1951-1965) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:12 (tv rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (1998) | USA:Approved (PCA #14533) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

Howard Hughes' whimsical decision to shoot the boat sinking scene with Vincent Price cost him $150,000.See more »
Continuity: One of the three whip marks on Milner's back is missing when he escapes his captors and backs away down the ship's corridor.See more »
Martin Krafft:American language I know well, but the use to which Americans put it, I'm not always able to understand.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in American Grindhouse (2010)See more »
You'll KnowSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
28 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
What Plans They Have For Robert Mitchum, 12 June 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

In Lee Server's biography about Robert Mitchum the recounting of the making of His Kind of Woman could actually be the basis of an interesting film itself.

Jane Russell of course was the personal creation of Howard Hughes and when Hughes bought RKO Studio, Robert Mitchum was his number one male star. It was only natural that Hughes seek to team them and in fact they do go well together.

But Howard Hughes filmed this thing essentially three times with three different actors playing villain Nick Ferraro a Hollywoodized version of Lucky Luciano. First it was Howard Petrie, then Robert Wilkie, and finally Raymond Burr before Hughes got a Ferraro he liked.

Besides that the original film had few laughs in it and Hughes did get a good streak of inspiration when he hired Vincent Price as the film was being re-shot for the second time and integrated scenes with him into the plot. Price plays a Hollywood swashbuckling movie star, shades of Errol Flynn, who really steals the film from both stars. It's a part that calls for Price to overact outrageously and he does so. His Kind of Woman is worth seeing for him alone.

The basic story has drifter/gambler Robert Mitchum being persuaded with money and other less gentle means to go to a resort located in Baja, California. Of course who's ultimately hired him is our gangster villain Burr and let us say that His Kind of Woman may have been the inspiration for Faces Off with John Travolta and Nicholas Cage a few years ago.

Tim Holt makes a brief appearance here as a Federal cop who warns Mitchum of what is in store for him and gets killed for his trouble. Holt was starring in B westerns for RKO and occasionally doing other film appearances like this one. When he went to war back in the mid Forties, RKO looked around for another replacement to be its B western hero and Mitchum got his first big break and his first starring role. But irony of ironies, Mitchum moved on to bigger and better things and Holt kept grinding out B films that were good, but way beneath his talent.

Other assorted familiar movie faces like Charles McGraw, Marjorie Reynolds, Jim Backus, and Alberto Morin are in His Kind of Woman and give it a comfortable feel.

His Kind of Woman is one of the great noir films ever done, even if it had to be shot over and over to get it right by Mr. Hughes's lights.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (62 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for His Kind of Woman (1951)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
The design of Morro's Resort Wrangler
Did I just see... (possible spoiler) jonkennedy
Mitchum and Price ( two of my favorites) richsass
two directors huwdj
Mitchum and Price and Depp bobk77
that tacked on ending... (SPOILERS) ksf-2
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Rush Hour 2 Backfire Donnie Brasco Bon voyage Dillinger
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Crime section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.